The Great Gatsby Essay
In The Great Gatsby novel Jordan and Nick are a couple and they stay in a relationship together until nearly the end of the summer. In the new movie Jordan and Nick are not considered a couple, at one of Gatsby’s parties Jordan is whisked away by a male companion. In the movie it shows Myrtles sister Catharine giving Nick a pill she said she got from a doctor in Queens and that does not come up anywhere in the novel. In the movie Nick wakes up at home, half-dressed, unsure how he got there, while in the novel Nick comes to in an apartment downstairs from Tom and Myrtle’s place, owned by one of their friends then he then goes to Penn Station to take the 4 o’clock train home. In the novel Gatsby takes Nick to lunch at a well-fanned Street cellar on 42Nd street where he introduces Nick to his friend Meyer Wolfshime. In the movie that doesn’t happen, Gatsby and Nick go to a barbershop with a hidden entrence to a speak easy and once inside they see not only Wolfsheim but also the police commissioner. In the movie in the beginning it show Nick just getting out of a mental asalyum, no where in the novel does it say Nick was in a asalym. In the book it says Meyer Wolfshime has human molars has his cuff links but in the movie the molar is on his tie. In the novel Nick employs a Finnish woman who made his bed and cooked breakfast and muttered Finnish wisdom to herself over the electric stove but she was not in the movie at all. Gatsby’s father showed up in the novel but not in the movie.
As in both the novel and a new movie of The Great Gastby Tom throws his mistress Myrtle a party in the apartment he keeps for her in Manhattan.In the movie as in the novel when Tom, Nick and Myrtle are getting in the taxi on the way to the apartment Tom has for Myrtle, Tom buys Myrtle a puppy she asks for. In the movie Nick accompanies them to the apartment and it shows him sitting quietly in the apartment’s living...
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